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Post by CDN_Merlin » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:23 am

When do people usually play on Vortex? Everytime I've logged in there are only about 5 people in a ASCENT game and that's it. So I go into another level and wait but no on joins. This is about 6-8pm EST.
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Post by Foil » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:31 am

The games I usually join don't start until at least 11PM Eastern.
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Post by deathbeam » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:37 am

Yea it always seems like most Descenders play at nighttime.

BTW, those five players in Ascent are always bots. Unless some humans
joined the game.
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Post by CDN_Merlin » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:10 am

Always bots, well that sucks. But I guess I could try them out for size.
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Post by Foil » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:29 am

The other thing if there's no one else on the trackers, is knowing which games will attract other players. From my experience (times here in North America):

Morning: Try the German servers, specifically Ascent. Those games start picking up around that time.

Afternoon/early evening: Try the secondary-heavy levels (Abend 2, Subway, etc.). Folks there are more interested in wacky fun than hard competition, but it's not hard to get a game started.

Late night: Try the CTF games, specifically Veins. Or try starting a game in a tight primary-heavy level like Vamped or BI3. The late-night games are usually heavy competition, although it takes more work to get one going (e.g. jump on IRC or in a voice server).
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Post by CDN_Merlin » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:52 am

There comes the issue. For me it will always be M-F 6-8pm ish. Weekends it could be during the day. The other issue I have, is I'm tired of all the same levels, that's why I stopped playing so long ago. I will join a Kata game or a Pyroglyphic, or some level not normally used.
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Post by LvlSevenBoss » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:43 am

We've been having some great games the past few months from anywhere 4-6 EDT, then usually I break for dinner, then sometimes from 8-10 PM on random weeknights. Usually someone like Fiend, Kickass, or myself sits in a server for a few minutes to start up the fun.

Work has had me away for the last couple weeks but I'll be back soon.

Edit: good lord posting on this site is slow.
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